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Dulwich Picture Gallery – August events

Exhibitions Sargent: The Watercolours  The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Renowned as the portraitist of his generation, Sargent also devoted time to developing his watercolours, which dazzle with light and colour, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality. This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. Until 8 October 2017 The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda  On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Until 8 October 2017 Special Events Dulwich Pavilion  This summer we celebrate 200 years since we first opened to the public with the very first Dulwich Pavilion. The Dulwich Pavilion and Pavilion Bar is open all summer, including late …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – July events

Exhibitions Sargent: The Watercolours  The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). Renowned as the portraitist of his generation, Sargent also devoted time to developing his watercolours, which dazzle with light and colour, demonstrating a technical brilliance and striking individuality. This exhibition brings together over 80 watercolours to reveal Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement. 21 June – 8 October 2017 The Private Made Public: Antonio de Pereda  On display is Antonio de Pereda’s Two Figures at a Table with Kitchen Utensils (1631-1678), on loan from Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). A contemporary of Velázquez, Pereda is one of the finest still-life painters of the Spanish Golden Age and his Kitchen Scene is filled with exquisite details, which visitors will be able to explore at close quarters. Until 8 October 2017 Special Events Dulwich Pavilion  This summer we celebrate 200 years since we first opened to the public with the very first Dulwich Pavilion. Entry to the Pavilion is free throughout the summer, including free …

Dulwich Street Art Walk – Friday 9th June

By Amanda Greatorex, leader of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery Street Art Walks I met the late Ingrid Beazley, founder of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, over a decade ago at a Private View at Dulwich Picture Gallery. After chatting for just a little while she said: “Why don’t you come and be a teacher at Dulwich Picture Gallery?” I thought ok, why not, I had a bit of spare time in the day at that time, so I did. Not long after that came “Can you do Photoshop? Why don’t you join the Friends Committee?” I did and created many event posters including designing the many Bigger Picture Film Club ads. More followed from “Can you write? Come get involved in DulwichOnView!” where I wrote articles – including one on South London Street Art – to “Do you want to sing and DJ at the Gallery Lates and at my house?” The list goes on…. So no wonder then, when I was lucky to be catching up with her in the last few months, we were discussing amongst other things her Dulwich …

Dulwich Picture Gallery – April events

Exhibitions Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, the modernist painter, Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) was a pivotal player in 20th century British art, inventing a new language of visual expression. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically will reveal her pioneering work in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape. 8 February – 4 June 2017 Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith  A special display bringing together photographs by Vanessa Bell and the American writer, artist and musician, Patti Smith (b. 1946). 8 February – 4 June 2017 The Private Made Public: The First Visitors  Learn more about a typical visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in the 19th century. James Stephanoff’s watercolour The Viewing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, c. 1830, is the earliest known view of the Gallery’s interior and gives an indication of what visitors may have encountered upon their arrival. See an example of an early Gallery handbook, as well as an original visitor book that all entrants were required to sign. The visitor books bear …

Dulwich Picture Gallery March listings

Exhibitions Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, the modernist painter, Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) was a pivotal player in 20th century British art, inventing a new language of visual expression. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically will reveal her pioneering work in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape. 8 February – 4 June 2017 Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith  A special display bringing together photographs by Vanessa Bell and the American writer, artist and musician, Patti Smith (b. 1946). 8 February – 4 June 2017 The Private Made Public: The First Visitors  Learn more about a typical visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in the 19th century. James Stephanoff’s watercolour The Viewing at Dulwich Picture Gallery, c. 1830, is the earliest known view of the Gallery’s interior and gives an indication of what visitors may have encountered upon their arrival. See an example of an early Gallery handbook, as well as an original visitor book that all entrants were required to sign. The visitor books bear …